The VK1003 Disability Accessible Multi-Occupant Intercom
is for use in high rise apartment buildings, condos, senior citizen buildings,
assisted care centers, retirement homes, gated communities or anywhere
communication with both audio and visual assistance for those with
disabilities is needed.
The VK1003 is designed to use a standard telephone line
as a link between the door or gate entry of an apartment building and
the individual tenant’s apartment. Since it uses a standard telephone
line to communicate with tenants, no special equipment is needed in each
home. Tenants simply use their existing telephone, be it a landline or
cell phone, which saves you thousands of dollars in equipment cost and
wiring. No expensive rewiring is required.
The system enables the tenant to speak to the visitor
before allowing them to enter the building or complex. To gain access,
the visitor must enter a code pertaining to the unit they wish to visit,
and then speak to the tenant using the built in hands-free phone. To
allow entry, the tenant can then dial a single digit “opener code” on
their phone's keypad to operate a door strike. If the apartment access
code is known, it may be entered by using the telephone keypad. If the
apartment access code is not known, the apartment directory can be used.
A visitor may also call a tenant by entering the person’s phone number
on the keypad.
The directory is displayed on a back-lit LCD display
with 1/2” tall characters. Alternatively, the tenant names are broadcast
over the speaker. When the correct tenant name is displayed/announced,
the user simply presses the “Call” button and the VK1003 speed dials the
tenant. The visitor may also call a tenant by entering their phone
number on the keypad.
It has a back-lit LCD display with
large 1/2” tall characters is to display a directory of
tenants as well as directions and prompts. The built in directory
can support up to 525 tenant names and phone numbers and will dial a
pre-programmed phone number upon selection of a tenant. When the
desired name is displayed and announced, the visitor can press the
“Call” button and the phone number for that tenant will be dialed.
A built in voice recorder and
announcer can also provide a supporting audio message. When a Help button
on the front of the unit is pressed, instructions on how to use the system are both
displayed and announced. When the Help button is pressed followed by
another button, a voice message and display will give the function of
A second relay is also provided to operate an
automatic door. The VK1003 not only supports keyless entry at the door
via its built-in keypad, but also by adding Wiegand-type proximity card
readers. Controls for adjusting speaker
volume and microphone sensitivity are included so in noisy locations the
speaker volume can be increased and the microphone sensitivity can be decrease
as required. A TTY jack is available for TTY (teletypewriter)
communication between tenants and the door. Important: If TTY
communication is needed, the “silence time out” must be disabled.
The unit is available in flush and surface mount configurations and features a
highly vandal resistant housing.
Note: This unit requires purchasing one VK1004 Remote
Programming Kit from Related Products and Accessories to the right. This
kit includes a programming device and application software that loads on
your PC and enables you to enter tenants names and numbers and program
other parameters of the system. A single kit enables its user to manage
multiple units with resident’s phone numbers and access codes. Using a
standard telephone connected to the programming device, the audio
recording of each tenant’s name can be done so a visitor stepping
through the directory of the VK1003 will hear tenant's names. The
programming kit also enables the user to retrieve the VK1003’s building
entry log. Each time the VK1003 energizes the door strike, it adds to
the log. It records the date, time name/type (tenant allowing the entry)
and code (type of actuation). Up to 1024 entries can be stored before
the oldest entry is written over.